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February 18, 2014
smithrita1 wrote:
Could you please tell me the color of stone on the fireplace. Love it. - I can't seem to find any color like this one for my fireplace. Please help
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I love the colors and layout but I think the area rug is a tad too small.
    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 4:47PM
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What is the name of marble around fireplace ?
    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 7:00PM
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January 18, 2013
20ginsengclose wrote:
What color are doors, baseboards, door and window trims throughout the rest of the house? - We are trying to keep our new mountain home from being too dark. Stained trim makes a house darker... Even the wall of it better to see the view through white trim or stained trim? -Can the trim be white and use interior stained wood doors for entry doors to bedrooms and use painted doors for bath and closet doors? - Or can the trim all be stained and use white doors throughout the house? Many thanks...
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We are just finishing up a reno of a house we purchased in the mountains and had many of the same questions. These days, you can do it any way you like- no rules!

We used a lighter color stain for our wood trim, Varathane Provincial on conditioned radiata pine and love it; our tongue & groove ceilings are the same stain with polyurethane, though they came out a bit darker than planned on the spruce that was used for the ceiling. We used MinWax Dark Walnut on the beams in the room, natural oak floors with walnut trim border around the great room, and walnut for the fireplace mantel and stair rail, plus the kitchen cabinets that can be seen from the great room. Our view is fabulous surrounded by the wood trim- it picks up the browns of the trees, the greens pop, and the big blue sky with puffy white clouds is amazing.

We have 2 vanities that are quarter-sawn oak with a beautiful reddish dark Stickley-style finish, and one natural cherry, and the lighter trim in the room seems to lighten them a bit. Although it sounds like a hodgepodge, it all really works well together. We just love wood though- and that is why we have a house in the mountains with wood around!

We did use SW Panda White for trim and doors in the walk-out basement to save money. It is nice but I don't think it improves the view, and it is just not beautiful wood trim.

We used SW Accessible Beige on main walls of both floors, but have some rooms with a lot more color, and it all works well.

In the mountains, the light is so changeable, and you really need to look at your samples in light at different times of day and in different seasons, even from different parts of the room. Try using good-sized samples, and make sure they are exactly the same as will be put on wall or wood- same paint base, conditioned wood or not, primer, etc. (SW paint samples are a different base than a gallon.) I even cut pieces of sheetrock with primer for my paint samples. (Yes, OCD.) Samples must be same orientation too as you view them- horizontal for the floor, hold a ceiling color overhead, wall colors vertical, etc. Those things cause subtle differences that can really change the look you are going for, especially if you are very particular.

I carried a plastic case for scrapbooking- it is ~ 12x12- of all my samples around for a year, choosing colors, tile, fabrics, granite, and accessories. The larger box size allowed bigger samples and thus much better color experimentation in a store.

Your flooring makes a big difference too, as will your furniture- big wood pieces or mostly upholstered? Carpet, rugs, wood or tile floor?

I stressed a lot over colors but our results are incredibly beautiful in all the light of the last 3 seasons that we have been able to see thus far. Looking forward to the spring light to see how that plays.

PS- We did see some homes with mixed colors- trim stained and doors painted or vice versa. They were ok, but we love our woods and just didn't like the mix. That's so personal, so look for images on Houzz to see what you like best- that's what I did.

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August 29, 2013
yreyes85 wrote:
what is wall paint color?
February 25, 2013
640watson wrote:
What is the lighting used behind the beams in this room.
January 21, 2013
chhkmck wrote:
what is the spacing between the ceiling beams?
January 2, 2013
judyshouse2012 wrote:
What is the height of the cabinets next to the fireplace?
February 12, 2011
heisekr wrote:

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Tape lighting. Relatively new to the market, tape lighting is so named because it has hundreds of tiny lights fixed to a flexible band that comes off a roll — just like tape. This living room has it above the molding on the ceiling and above the fireplace mantel. Design tip: While tape lighting can be great when you want to light lots of linear footage, it can also get very expensive depending on the manufacturer.

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